Accession Number:

AD1034031

Title:

Single Microwave-Photon Detector using an Artificial Lambda-type Three-Level System

Descriptive Note:

Journal Article - Open Access

Corporate Author:

MIT Lincoln Laboratory Lexington United States

Report Date:

2016-01-11

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

Single photon detection is a requisite technique in quantum-optics experiments in both the optical and the microwave domains. However, the energy of microwave quanta are four to five orders of magnitude less than their optical counterpart, making the efficient detection of single microwave photons extremely challenging. Here, we demonstrate the detection of a single microwave photon propagating through a waveguide. The detector is implemented with an impedance-matched artificial Lambda-system comprising the dressed states of a driven superconducting qubit coupled to a microwave resonator.

Subject Categories:

  • Miscellaneous Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE